Structural Safety

Aerial view of a worker laying tiles
University of South Australia engineers have proposed one flood control measure in a new study that recommends designing permeable pavements to specifically suit local rainfall and soil conditions and reduce flood impacts.
Village in Indonesia
The building made of woven bamboo walls and topped with a thatched roof still stands tall, even though it was shaken by an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale. Serving as a token of local knowledge that has proven its utility over time.
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This article summarizes the seismic risk analysis of Mexico City, based on a detailed database constructed with information provided by the city but also with tools such as geomatics and machine learning.
Debris and twisted metal of collapsed bridge
Extraordinary record-high temperatures in Pakistan triggered the collapse of the Hassanabad Bridge along the Karakoram Highway in the Hunza Valley. The ongoing unprecedented heat wave melted ice on Shisper Glacier, creating a lake which flooded.
Members of Baduy community must strictly follow the pikukuh when constructing a house.
As a disaster-prone country, Indonesia has long been familiar with natural hazards. Even before advanced technology arrived, our Indonesian ancestors developed their own ways to prevent and mitigate disasters – and to live in harmony with natural hazards.
Builder working on a brick wall
New construction standards push Zimbabweans to swap traditional materials for cement bricks to protect homes from extreme weather, curb deforestation and conserve wetlands.
A construction working standing in a room of a house that is being renovated.
The tool can provide disaster readiness reports for 13.3 million addresses in 196 counties along the Gulf of Mexico — including all of Florida, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.
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This paper presents a first assessment of the effect of uncertainties in storminess on Dutch levee design. An expert panel was consulted to define a range of plausible trends and uncertainties in extreme wind climate.
Skyline of Auckland in New Zealand.
The Ministry for the Environment have released the draft National Adaptation Plan, which proposes actions to help Aotearoa New Zealand to adapt to and live with the future impacts of climate change.
International community–driven efforts lend confidence to fault-slip simulations while highlighting key discrepancies.